Jennifer Kemp, Louisville, Kentucky (arrested Oct & Dec 2012) [drugs, animal cruelty]

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    Jennifer Kemp (1050 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana), 48, teacher at Moore Traditional High School [Jefferson County Public Schools], Louisville, Kentucky, "charged with a controlled substance violation and animal cruelty in separate incidents in Indiana"



    Jennifer L Kemp​
    1050 Main St​
    Jeffersonville, IN 47130​
    (812) 725-7875​

    Courier Journal: JCPS middle school teacher charged in Indiana, removed from classroom duty (Jan 2 2013)

    The middle school teacher, Jennifer Kemp, who lives on Main Street in Jeffersonville, was charged in October with maintaining a common nuisance and is scheduled for a trial March 26 in Clark Circuit Court. The charge is a Class D felony applied to people accused of maintaining a place where controlled substances are used illegally. Kemp was also charged Dec. 26 with misdemeanor animal cruelty. She is scheduled for an initial hearing on that charge Jan. 22.

    Jennifer Kemp, Louisville, Kentucky, Jeffersonville, Indiana, Moore Traditional High School, Jefferson County Public Schools
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    WHAS 11: JCPS teacher charged with felony crimes (Jan 2 2013)

    “I heard guns go off. The next thing I knew, cops was everywhere,” Thomas Witt said, describing the chaos when a teenager who lives directly behind him began firing a shotgun in late October. “The neighbors called police. The police showed up and traced it back to Ms. Kemp's home,” Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said. Ms. Jennifer Kemp, a middle school teacher at Moore Traditional School, has worked for Jefferson County Public Schools for 17 years. Police found her son pumping a loaded 12 gage shotgun at the kitchen table and evacuated neighbors until backup units arrived. “When they entered the home, they found multiple juveniles drinking alcohol. There were drugs in the house. Ultimately, during their investigation, they charged Ms. Kemp with maintaining a public nuisance,” Mull said.


    Just last week, Jennifer Kemp was charged with cruelty to an animal, after her sickly German Shepherd was picked up wandering the neighborhood.
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    Courier Journal: Gunshots led to charges against JCPS teacher in October (Jan 3 2013)

    Jeffersonville Police who charged a Jefferson County school teacher in October with maintaining a place where there was illegal drug activity were responding to shots being fired outside her home, court records show. Jennifer Kemp, a middle school teacher at Moore Traditional School, was officially charged with maintaining a common nuisance. The charge stems from the October arrest of her son Dylan Kemp on charges of criminal recklessness and possession of a controlled substance. A police report says Dylan Kemp admitted firing a shotgun from the property at 1050 Main Street, and that half a dozen Alprzolam pills were found in a cigarette pack next to the weapon under his mattress. Four people in the home also were charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. The report says police found Jennifer Kemp, 48, asleep there when they responded to the report of the shooting.
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    WDRB: Police charge JCPS teacher after finding drugs, gun in home (Jan 3 2013)

    Neighbors called police in October because they were hearing gunshots, and they had to be evacuated from their homes because of the danger. "I know what a gunshot sounds like, versus a firecracker," said Duane Riggs, a neighbor. He says he was not surprised by what he was hearing outside of his home in Jeffersonville, Indiana in October. "My understanding is I think the police are worn out from repeatedly being there," he added. Police confirm it was not the first time dealing with Jennifer Kemp's home. "Ms. Kemp had been warned about illegal activity happening there with minors and that's something they had responded to and discussed in the past. And unfortunately on that day that conduct was continuing," said Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull.

    In October, police arrived after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. They discovered several minors inside drinking alcohol, and heard someone pumping a shotgun. Police found the gun and pills inside. Several teens were arrested, including three of Kemp's sons. One of them admitted to firing the shotgun. "It's a troubling situation where you have this adult in the home with minors there drinking and drug activity taking place," said Mull. Even more troubling, Kemp has been a middle school teacher with JCPS for 17 years, most recently at Moore Traditional School.
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    WLKY: Teacher accused of animal abuse answers to charges (Jan 22 2013)

    A Jefferson County Public Schools middle school teacher faces animal cruelty and drug-related charges in Clark County, which could affect her job. Jennifer Kemp, 48, is charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty in a December incident and felony maintaining a common nuisance in an October case.
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    News & Tribune: Teacher from Jeffersonville faces animal cruelty charges: She also faces unrelated felony charge (Jan 23 2013)

    During the initial hearing, Jennifer Kemp, 48, of 1050 Main St., a teacher at Moore Traditional School, was notified that she had been charged with the A misdemeanor cruelty to an animal. Kemp has not been arrested following the incident, and no bond was set by Clark County Circuit Court No. 3 Judge Joe Weber. Weber entered a not guilty plea on her behalf, and a pretrial conference hearing was scheduled for Jan. 30.

    Kemp was charged after her dog, Athena, was found loose and in poor health near Youngstown Shopping Center and picked up by Jeffersonville Animal Control Nov. 29 and taken to the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter. The narrative with the citation says the dog suffered from fleas and had fur missing on most of its hindquarters. Tom Lowe, Jeffersonville corporation attorney, said the dog had hookworm and was treated at the Allison Lane Animal Hospital and given medication, but died in the shelter Dec. 19. Lowe said animal control had a history with dogs cared for by Kemp.